A record of past lectures, presentations, symposia, UTTRI faculty "in the news" and awards. For more information on UTTRI News please contact us.

TRB award for best paper in public transportation

The Transportation Research Board recently selected the paper “Using Mass Motion to Analyze Crowd Congestion and Mitigation Measures at Interchange Subway Stations: Case of Bloor-Yonge Station in Toronto, Canada” as the winner of the William W. Millar Award. This award is given each year for the best paper in the area of public transportation. The authors of the… Read more »

Career Development Fair

The Toronto Railway Club and the Women in Transportation Symposium invite interested students to their Career Development Fair, September 17 at Steam Whistle Brewery. Get more information on FACEBOOK and TWITTER @TorRailClub.

UTTRI Team Wins Canadian District Traffic Bowl Championship

The team of Teddy Lin (incoming MASc student, 2014 UofT graduate), Matt Austin (MASc student) and Sami Hasnine (MASc student) travelled to the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers/Ontario Traffic Council conference in the Region of Waterloo to compete in the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Canadian District Traffic Bowl Championship. The event is a Jeopardy-style competition… Read more »

Inventors of the Year

Baher Abdulhai and Samah El-Tantawy were named Inventors of the Year at the University of Toronto Celebrates Innovation event on May 21, 2014. Professor Abdulhai and his student, now a post-doctoral fellow, invented MARLIN Smart Traffic Lights Control Software. The technology uses machine learning to help traffic Lights self-optimize. Based on artificial intelligence and game theory,… Read more »

Regional Planning, Neighbourhood Design, or Individual Behaviour?

Curbing the effects of urban transportation on air quality and public health Dr. Marianne Hatzopoulou Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering McGill University Traffic-related air pollution has a large impact on the health of urban populations. There are sufficient data to conclude that exposure to traffic emissions is associated with a range of respiratory and… Read more »

An Integrated Approach to Estimate Pedestrian Exposure to Roadside Vehicle Pollutants

Fangzhou Su, MASc Candidate April 4, 2014 In this project, a pedestrian micro-simulation software was integrated with a vehicle micro-simulation software to investigate the interaction between pedestrians and vehicles on urban streets. A vehicle emission generation model and emission dispersion model was included as well to estimate the concentration of roadside pollutants. Consequently, the pedestrians’… Read more »

Transit Pricing: Fare or Unfair

This presentation provided a broad overview on transit pricing and the complex reality of fare policy setting, and provide perspectives on a range of related issues such as objectives, equity, elements of fare systems, fare structures, etc.

UofT ITE Student Chapter 3rd Annual Student-Industry Mixer

On Wednesday March 26th, the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers (UT-ITE) Student Chapter will be hosting our 3rd annual Student-Industry Mixer. This networking event provides students and professionals the opportunity to connect and exchange experiences, insights, and questions about transportation developments and career opportunities across the GTHA. In the past it has been very… Read more »

Walkability in the Inner Suburbs of Toronto

March 21, 2014 Dr. Paul Hess, Associate Professor and Associate Chair & Director of the Program in Planning in the Department of Geography & Planning at U of T Creating good places for people to walk is now recognized as crucially important for livable, healthy cities, but much of the conversation around walkability has little… Read more »

U of T Engineering Leads New University-wide Transportation Institute

On February 25, the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto voted to approve the establishment of UTTRI – the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute. MOTION THAT the Faculty establish the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) as an Extra-Departmental Unit:C (EDU:C) with the mandate… Read more »